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Arm Reviews

Updated 13 Sep 2019

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Arm CEO Simon Segars
Simon Segars
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  • "HQ is at Cambridge so for some this may be a downside compared to living in London for example as it is much smaller(in 60 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance might be tricky in some positions although may not be a problem if you enjoy what you are doing(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Leading-edge technology Excellent people Good remuneration Exciting products

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic Some politics Tendency to believe their own hype

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile and re-discover the excitement and urgency of a groundbreaking start-up

    Arm2017-08-24
  2. Helpful (16)

    "Great people, great culture, great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working at Arm for about a year now. I've been given the opportunities needed to make significant contributions to the projects I've been involved in. Everyone in the office is friendly. The hours you are in the office are quite flexible. The building is great and is located 30 minutes from downtown Cambridge/Boston.

    Cons

    The Boston (Waltham) office is a bit of a satellite office (~50 employees), so that could be a downside depending on what sort of workplace you prefer. There are fewer female employees working here than I would like to expect (~15% of total).

    Arm2019-07-25
  3. "Great work life balance, challenging at times"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - working in cutting edge technology - working on something that ships in MOST mobile devices in the world - great work life balance - a cluster of really passionate and experienced people

    Cons

    - base salary could be improved (the bonuses make it SO MUCH better) - location: Cambridge (this can be a pro or a con. It's a beautiful town but having an office in London might add so many possibilities for the company, human resource wise) - sometimes projects might get a bit stalled (boring), that totally depends on where and with whom you work.

    Advice to Management

    - focus on compensation, retention and challenging projects

    Arm2019-09-13
  4. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    CPU Verification, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Less challenging and monotonous work

    Arm2019-09-03
  5. "Good package, challenging place at times to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great package Flexible working and autonomy but this differs where you work in the organisation

    Cons

    Poor integration for new staff with a lack of training Poor communication Inefficient processes leading to people doing the same thing

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer on decision making rights, encourage company wide efficient processes

    Arm2019-09-07
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A cutting edge tech company that cares about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People want to do their best work Great office designs Management is engaged in employee growth and development

    Cons

    Fast paced environment Growing pains associated with rapid ramp-up in headcount after Softbank acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in employee development

    Arm2019-08-13
  7. "Overall good workplace culture but thing are sliding"

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    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, decent salary.

    Cons

    Some short sighted policies wrt working environment. Stick between being a small company and a big one.

    Arm2019-08-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people- decent work (a good mix of complex vs. simple challanges)"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best part of working at Arm is that it's a good people-oriented company. Good compensation/vacations: Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Waltham location Personally, I'd have loved Arm even more if the office were in Cambridge/MA or in a cooler Boston area. Remote site of Arm: Not possible for everyone to be connected to headquarters/other big offices around the world.

    Arm2019-07-30

    Arm Response

    August 21, 2019Global Talent Brand Manager

    We agree - it's all about the people. Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review :)

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enough freedom to work on areas you like. Has relatively good salaries (in UK). Arm has great culture and good work life balance. Lots of initiates to make work place better.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel the politics is taking over.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries in UK needs to increased to retain talent pool, specially when competition has finally come in Cambridge/London and is offering better pay.

    Arm2019-07-27
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Too many toxic managers in Physicle Design Group (PIPD/POP, etc.)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I would recommend this company to a friend but make sure you avoid the PDG organisation at any cost. Majority of other organisations have the British culture and are reasonable.

    Cons

    In PDG, constant workplace bullying, verbal abuse, threatening, humiliation, and intimidation. It is common for leaders, managers and leader-favorite employees to speak dismissively and abusively. It’s a thing that most managers (especial middle layer managers) have two faces, one for sucking up to upper, one for abusing peers or their direct reports. Quality line manager is nonexistent. How many more lawsuit... (arbitrations/litigations) does it take for Arm to take steps to address the toxic cultures in PDG? By the way, HR by nature is against you and is to protect the company being sued at all cost. You should prepare for an exit route if you plan to stand up to your line manager for his/hers bullying/abusive behavior in this physical design group organisation. Seems like majority of the dissatisfy reviews are referring to PDG based on the job titles.

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    Advice to Management

    If anyone reading this and has the power to make changes, what would you do if you are constantly being bullied and being undermined your ability to put out good work? This toxic culture is cascading downward starting from the GM and the lowest layer managers take it to the next level.

    Arm2019-08-12
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